The first room we were offered had a double bed shoved up against the wall, with barely enough room to walk around the bed. When I asked for a different room, I was given a very little, larger room ... more
The first room we were offered had a double bed shoved up against the wall, with barely enough room to walk around the bed. When I asked for a different room, I was given a very little, larger room in the basement. I took that room because it, at least almost, had room to walk around the bed. Later I found out that my sister, whom I had booked in at the same time as myself, had a nice room on the second floor, with large windows and she even had bedside tables as well as pants press and a desk and chairs! I asked at the desk how they decided that the price of these two rooms would be exactly the same. A person, who whose accent was difficult to understand, tried to tell me that many travellers prefer to be in the basement.
This is a converted old house (or set of 2 or 3) and is much like a rabbit warren. The concrete steps to the basement, covered with ratty carpet, were so worn that they were dangerous to tread on. Our taxi driver advised us that we had made a mistake to stay at that hotel and told us we should have stayed at the Premier Hotel chain. As it turned out, my sister stayed on for a few more days, and did move to the Premier. She confirms that the Premier is a lovely hotel, close to the airport, and the cost is considerably less than the Burns. less